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    Well, after searching for a good deal on a dark tinted Vstream, and not finding one, I decided to do the next best thing. I did a gloss black plastic dip. I think it came out pretty good, but it sure makes it look like a huge sail on the bike. I am fine with that for longer rides, but would really like to get a smaller one for local rides. If anyone knows of a dark or light tinted Vstream in the shorter form for sale, let me know. I will post up a WTB add in the for sale section.
    I am really getting the hang of this plastic dip thing. Here is the spyder with plastic dip on the short screen.
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    Did you paint it on the front or back side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Did you paint it on the front or back side?
    Back side. By doing that, the plastic shield gives the appearance of a thick coat of clear being on the paint. I am not sure if the plastic dip is durable enough to take on the bugs and such that it would encounter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklightning View Post
    Back side. By doing that, the plastic shield gives the appearance of a thick coat of clear being on the paint. I am not sure if the plastic dip is durable enough to take on the bugs and such that it would encounter.
    How many coats? Or cans?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jam36a View Post
    How many coats? Or cans?


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    I used 2 cans, which give me 3 thick coats. The thicker the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklightning View Post
    I used 2 cans, which give me 3 thick coats. The thicker the better.
    Thanks. I agree. 100 light spray coats it’s better than 10 thick coats. I gotcha! 2 cans it will be then.


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    very nice. good idea dipping the inside of the shield. You wont have to worry about cleaning bug guts off of plasti dip. I wonder if the shield will keep the dip from fading since its not on the top side? I think your better off buying clear sport shield and dipping that one too. Like you said the clear shield give the appearance of a thick clear coat and you can always change the color to your hearts desire!

    Nice work

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    I think I'll give that a go in white. Maybe partially only and leave some clear at the top. If it looks like crap at least it can be peeled off

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    I think I'll give that a go in white. Maybe partially only and leave some clear at the top. If it looks like crap at least it can be peeled off
    Try to match the white lines and blue. That would look hot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam36a View Post
    Try to match the white lines and blue. That would look hot!!
    It would but the plasti dip blue doesn't come close to the bike color

    I know as I plasti dipped my spiked intakes blue and white

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    Nice


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